HMS Kellington (M1154)

HMS Kellington (M1154) was a Ton-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy, launched on 12 October 1954 and named after the village of Kellington in North Yorkshire.

TS Kellington, moored on the River Tees, 2007
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Kellington
Builder: Pickersgill, Sunderland
Launched: 12 October 1954
Out of service: Handed over to Sea Cadets on 23 August 1993
Fate: Scrapped in 2009
General characteristics
Class and type: Ton-class minesweeper
Displacement: 440 tons
Length: 152 ft (46.3 m)
Beam: 28 ft (8.5 m)
Draught: 8 ft (2.4 m)
Propulsion: Originally Mirrlees diesel, later Napier Deltic, producing 3,000 shp (2,200 kW) on each of two shafts
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph)

She served as part of 108th mine sweeping squadron based at Malta in 1956, and in January 1957 arrived back in Hythe to join the reserve fleet.

She was converted to a minehunter between 1967 and 1969.

She was decommissioned in 1993 and was handed over to become a training ship for the Sea Cadets on 23 August 1993. She was moored on the River Tees at Stockton on Tees in County Durham.[1] She was purchased outright on 9 February 1999, but closed due to health and safety reasons in 2005.

She was broken up in situ by Able UK in 2009.[2]


  1. "Today's News". HMS Kellington Association. 24 April 2009. Archived from the original on 17 August 2011. Retrieved 13 November 2009.
  2. "TS Kellington". Teesside Gazette. 7 September 2009. Retrieved 13 November 2009.
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